Recycling your Nespresso aluminum capsules is easy
By adding capsule recycling to your coffee ritual, your Nespresso won’t just taste good, it will feel good too.
Every Nespresso capsule is made of aluminum. It’s the best material to preserve the freshness of the carefully crafted aromas and rich flavours of our coffees. It is also infinitely recyclable.
Nespresso offers different recycling solutions depending on where you live in Canada.
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Now that you’ve had a chance to familiarize yourself with our different recycling solutions, discover how to recycle your used Nespresso capsules in your municipality:Discover the recycling solution in my city
You can always bring your used capsules to a Nespresso Boutique or to a partner collection point to be recycled.Find your recycling collection point
How to obtain your recycling bag
Complimentary Nespresso recycling bags are automatically added to your order. They are also available in our Boutiques or by calling the Nespresso Club at 1-855-325-5781.
What happens after you recycle your capsules?
We take care of the rest!
Once returned, the bag is delivered to a recycling facility.
Coffee and aluminum are separated.
Coffee grounds are composted.
Aluminum is recycled and given a second life.
Questions? call the Nespresso club 1-855-325-5781
How are my capsules recycled? What happens with them?
Once collected, the capsules are shipped to a partner where they undergo a technological process, the first of its kind in Canada, which mechanically separates the coffee grounds from the aluminum. The aluminum is repurposed into various objects and the coffee grounds are transformed into a high-quality compost, used by farms, at no additional cost to citizens or municipalities.
How can I be sure that they are really recycled?
Nespresso works closely with service providers to ensure that capsules collected are recycled. Nespresso audits service providers to monitor the volume of recycled capsules.
Why does Nespresso use aluminum when other materials are available?
Aluminum is the best material to protect the freshness, taste and quality of the Nespresso coffees, maintaining the high quality standard of the coffee from roasting to cup. It has a unique advantage of being infinitely recyclable and thanks to the robustness of aluminum, there is no need for additional packaging to protect the freshness and taste. Recycled aluminum is extremely versatile. An estimated 75% of all aluminum ever produced is still in use today, according to the European Aluminum Association.
Can I open the capsules and only recycle the aluminum part?
Yes, however, Nespresso continues to offer this recycling service as a part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.
How do I know how to recycle used Nespresso capsules in my city?
Nespresso offers different recycling solutions depending on where you live in Canada. Find out about the recycling solution available in your municipality by entering your province and postal code here.
How much do the bags cost?
The bags are provided free of charge and sent automatically with every online or Nespresso Club capsule order. They are also available in Boutiques.